News

June 13, 2019

Police log

Jail count

18 – Washington County Male Inmates

4 – Washington County Female Inmates

44 – Out of County Contract Inmates

66 – TOTAL

Total revenue for housing out of county contract inmates from July 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019: $603,190

Arrests

An officer reported being out with a wanted subject, Thursday afternoon at West Main Street in Washington. Baylee Jon Escher, 21, of Washington, was arrested on two Washington County warrants. One warrant was for failure to appear for arraignment for possession of controlled substance – marijuana third or subsequent offense, with bond set at $2,000 cash only; and the second warrant was for failure to appear for pretrial for driving while license under suspension, with bond set at $300 cash only. Total bond was $2,300 cash only. The subject was also wanted out of Johnson County for failure to appear for arraignment in violation of third-degree burglary motor vehicle, with bone set at $2,500 cash only. A hold was placed with Johnson County Jail. The warrant was cleared from the system.

Two officers reported being on a vehicle stop, early Friday morning at East Madison Street and South Eighth Avenue in Washington. Olivia Renee Counce, 27, of Washington, was arrested on a charge of OWI first offense.

Iowa State Patrol reported being out with a subject in Johnson County wanted out of Washington County, early Friday morning at South Capitol Street in Iowa City. Esau Rios, 37, of West Liberty, was arrested on two Washington County warrants, for probation violation on original charge of assault causing bodily injury, trespass and assault causing injury on a peace officer or certain occupations. Bond was $6,250 cash only in defendant’s name. The subject was also wanted out of Johnson County and had local charges. A detainer was placed with the Johnson County Jail.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday morning at Ginkgo Avenue and Iowa Washington Road in Wellman reported a two-vehicle collision with no injuries. An officer responded. Wellman Fire Department also responded for traffic control, since the roadway was blocked by a totaled vehicle. Wellman Fire advised that a subject had chest pains upon arrival. Wellman QRS responded and disregarded a Washington County ambulance. There was no transport. Vehicle operators were Emma Lee Brenneman, and Aaron David Telliho. Damages amounted to more than $1,500, and a state report will be filed. Tri-State Towing responded and towed both vehicles.

A caller Thursday morning at Highway 218 and 565th Street Southwest in Riverside reported that a construction company was laying down cones, and hit his vehicle. He was then in the ditch, with no injuries. He was in a black Toyota Scion. A Washington County officer located the vehicle in Johnson County. A Johnson County deputy responded and handled the accident.

A caller Thursday morning at Highway 78 in Brighton reported that a vehicle had one or two tires blow out, and they were unsure if the DOT mower was involved. A conservation officer responded. Damage appeared consistent with the vehicle’s hitting the mower, although neither party believed the vehicle hit the mower. Vehicle operators were Bridget Hill, of Fairfield, and John Lyle, of Keota. A state accident report will be filed. No citations were issued. Hill was going to arrange for a private tow.

A caller Friday morning at 220th Street and Underwood Avenue in Ainsworth reported a vehicle in the ditch west of Highway 218 on G36. There was another vehicle on the side of the road nearby. They waved her on when she asked if they were OK.

Traffic stop serious

Two officers reported being on a vehicle stop, Thursday night at Ginkgo Avenue and Highway 78 in Brighton. Charges are pending per DCI Lab results on two subjects: Honesty Miles Lewis, 40, of Keota, for possession of controlled substance – marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia; and Nichole Denise Smith, 42, of Keota, for possession of controlled substance – marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop, early Friday morning at Highway 1 in Washington. Jessica Marie Montoya, 32, of Washington, was cited into court for driving while license under suspension, third offense.

Traffic other

An officer reported a vehicle parked illegally, Thursday morning at West Washington Street in Washington. The officer located the registered owner, and the vehicle was moved.

A caller Thursday night at South 13th Avenue in Washington reported that juveniles were riding on a four-wheeler in the alleyway behind his house. They were last seen going westbound in the alley. An officer responded and was unable to locate the juveniles.

A caller Thursday night at East Second Street in Washington reported juveniles riding a four-wheeler all over the streets. Three occupants were riding. They were not stopping at stop signs. An officer responded and was unable to locate them.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Thursday evening at Highway 22 and Kiwi Avenue in Kalona. The vehicle was added to the system. The driver had help on the way to change a tire.

An officer reported being out with an unoccupied disabled vehicle, Thursday night at Highway 1 in Brighton. The vehicle was added to the system.

Animal complaint

A caller Thursday morning at Highway 22 and Gum Avenue in Wellman reported a deer that needed to be put down. An officer responded. The deer was made final.

Washington County Hospital Emergency Room personnel reported a dog bite, Thursday night at Willow Avenue in Ainsworth. Two officers responded. The victim was a foster parent of the dog. An officer was going to be filing a report.

A caller early Friday morning at Highway 218 and 265th Street in Ainsworth reported a deer lying in the roadway on Highway 218. An officer responded. The deer was gone upon the officer’s arrival.

Assault

A caller Thursday afternoon at West First Street in Riverside reported an incident that occurred the previous night at the restaurant, and they wanted to have the subject banned. They were not requesting to pursue any charges. An officer spoke with the caller. An identification and a jacket were returned to a Riverside resident, and he was advised that he was no longer welcome at the restaurant.

Hang-up 911 calls

An open 911 call was reported, Thursday morning at East Main Street in Washington. An officer checked the area, and everything appeared to be fine.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Thursday afternoon at Eighth Avenue in Wellman reported a subject in her office who was being harassed by another tenant in his apartment complex. An officer responded and spoke with both parties, who were advised to leave each other alone.

A caller Thursday afternoon at A Avenue in Kalona reported that her neighbor was harassing her. She had witnessed her taking pictures of her family, and the neighbor would come outside when seeing her family outside. An officer responded and made contact with the neighbors and advised them to have no further contact with the caller.

Suspicious activity

A caller Thursday night at E Avenue in Kalona reported that it sounded as if there were some youngsters messing around at the Agri-Way bins. The reporting party called back, advising that there were two males, believed to be juveniles, and they had left, walking southbound. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate them.

Welfare check

A caller Thursday morning at Highway 218 and 230th Street in Ainsworth reported a male subject walking on foot and carrying two garbage bags. There were no disabled vehicles in the area. The caller requested that a deputy check on him. An officer responded and transported the subject to Johnson County.

An officer reported being out with a female subject walking on the highway, Thursday afternoon at Highway 1 and West Buchanan Street in Washington. The officer transported the subject to Choices in Washington.

All other theft

A caller Thursday afternoon at Birch Avenue in Wellman reported a theft of two fifth-wheel hitches and cutting torches. An officer responded. A report will be filed.

A caller Thursday night at South Marion Avenue in Washington reported the theft of a 12-volt DeWalt drill. The report was documented.

All other offenses

A caller Thursday morning at East Polk Street reported a patient who was being belligerent, and the caller wanted an officer to stand by while the subject left the hospital. Two officers responded and assisted. The subject left the hospital.